Rodrigo Ibáñez
Advisor Spanish


Rodrigo Ibáñez is one of the founders of the Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C., a non-profit association that seeks to professionalize the practice of gastronomy in Mexico through education, dialogue, and global networking. Since 2012, Rodrigo has participated as Team Manager of the Mexico Culinary Team, representing Mexico in the most prestigious competitions in the world and to date, they have achieved 249 medals, trophies, and special recognitions in competitions including IKA Culinary Olympics 2012, 2016, and 2020, Culinary World Cup 2014 and 2018, and various college and professional competitions around the world. Rodrigo is also a guest speaker for Mexico in several international events, ie EXPO SIAL in Paris and HOTEL EXHIBITION in Bangkok.

Education, Certifications and Achievements

  • Bachelor of Gastronomy Degree, Mexico 2005
  • Food Cost Specialist, Mexico 2007
  • Food and Beverages Safety-Hygiene Diploma, 2008
  • Diploma in Basic Hotel Management, Thailand, 2013
  • Diploma in Teaching Techniques, México 2017

WORLDCHEFS Board, Committee Positions and/or Memberships

  • Worldchefs Academy Spanish Advisor
  • Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C., President
  • Organization of Gastronomic Associations of the Americas and the Caribbean, Member
  • CANIRAC University Council, Member